May 31, 2011
The Big Pair (Dragnet).
Season 4, episode 4.
Original air date: 16 September 1954.
Cast: Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday), Ben Alexander (Officer Frank Smith), Beverly Washburn (Rutie Snyder), Vic Rodman (John Snyder), Ken Peters (Sgt. Jim Austin), Lillian Powell (Agnes Merton), Howard Wendell (Ralph Grismore), Nathalie Masters (Jean Dunbar), Russell Saunders (Kenneth Dunbar), Virginia Gregg (Millie: voice), George Fenneman (Announcer oopening: uncredited) and Hal Gibney (Announcer Closing: uncredited).
April 13, 2011
"Just look at that; lipstick all over it"
Friday and Smith investigate a couple who have been breaking into vacationers houses and selling off the furniture. Really a public service announcement as much as a detective story, viewers are warned to not "keep their vacation a secret" but tell their neighbors, stop newspaper and milk (!) delivery and not close their blinds.
The comic relief, a newly married fellow officer and the bird shop owner, are nicely worked in and don't seem heavy handed or botched.